Course in Fashion in North America

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A fashion designer, a fashion journalist, or anybody else connected to fashion should be well educated in art, cultural heritage, history, aesthetic theories on one hand, and on the other – be creative and capable of coming up with individual and challenging ideas and concepts. A Course in Fashion can provide a comprehensive understanding and foundation in all of these aspects.

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Beginners Sartorial Course

Esaie Couture Design School
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2017 USA Manhattan

This course teaches the basics of made-to-measure pattern making, cutting, dressmaking, and construction. This system was devised By Laura Congia (Italian fashion designer and dressmaker). [+]

Course Studies in Fashion in North America 2017. This course teaches the basics of made-to-measure pattern making, cutting, dressmaking, and construction. This system was devised By Laura Congia (Italian fashion designer and dressmaker). In this class you will be guided step by step through the different stages of garment creation: from taking measurements to drawing the paper pattern and the final dressmaking. What you'll learn Fabrication Taking proper body measurements Creation of a made-to-measure paper pattern Pattern layout, pinning and cutting Construction techniques Zipper insertion Pressing and finishing Hand-stitched appliqués 8-Session short course (2 weeks, 65 Hours): Monday Aug 22nd 10:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday Aug 23rd 10:00am - 5:00pm Thursday Aug 25th 10:00am - 5:00pm Friday Aug 26th 10:00am - 5:00pm Monday Aug 29th 10:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday Aug 30th 10:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday Aug 31st 10:00am - 5:00pm Thursday Sept 1st 10:00am - 5:00pm Tools & Supplies Fabric (muslin/toile) Pattern paper Rulers (L-square, hip curve, French curve) Measuring tape Fabric scissors Paper cutting Scissors Thread Pins Seam ripper Hand needles​ Prerequisites: Some sewing machine experience. Instructor Laura Congia is a distinguished Italian professional fashion designer, custom dressmaker and fashion school director. She has a genuine passion for fashion and feels privileged to instruct students wishing to learn the art of dressmaking "Made in Italy". In this culturally and emotionally rich intensive class, her objective is to prepare students for success in the competitive world of fashion through in-depth training. [-]

Draping, Drafting & Dressmaking Techniques

Esaie Couture Design School
Campus Part time 3 months July 2017 USA Manhattan

This 3-month course reveals the basic and more advanced skills you need to become an accomplished dress-maker. Build your knowledge, or expand your current dress-making skills. You'll learn to drape and draft custom dress patterns from scratch, just like the ateliers. [+]

This 3-month course reveals the basic and more advanced skills you need to become an accomplished dress-maker. Build your knowledge, or expand your current dress-making skills. You'll learn to drape and draft custom dress patterns from scratch, just like the ateliers. Prove your patterns with a toille (muslin). Then you'll learn various construction techniques to complete your original dresses. And finally, you'll properly fit and adjust the dresses (and pattern) according to the measurements and body type, using foolproof fitting and alteration techniques. You'll be the total dress maker! Skills & Techniques Learn A New Designer Dress Style Each Month! Learn about fabrics and notions needed for dressmaking Learn to measure a body properly Learn to create custom fit dress patterns Learn to make toilles (test muslins) Learn to complete production-ready patterns Learn to prepare fabric for layout, cutting and marking Learn construction techniques (zipper insertion, set in sleeves, etc.) Learn proper pressing and finishing techniques Course runs Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Course Duration: 3 hours, once per week + Open lab time Fabric & Supplies Fashion fabric (3 yards) Muslin fabric (5 yards) Measuring tape Fabric scissors Paper-Cutting Scissors Thread Pins Seam Ripper Hand Needles Dot Pattern Paper Mechanical Pencil Clear Ruler L Square Ruler Hip Curve Ruler French Curve Ruler Magic Tape Prerequisites Some sewing experience If none, 6-Week Dressmaking class recommended [-]

Illustration for Fashion

Esaie Couture Design School
Campus Part time 4 weeks September 2017 USA Manhattan

This intense but fun 4-week course meets in two back-to-back classes once per week. Students will learn the fundamentals of art design in the fashion industry. They will learn the importance of shape, light & shadow, color theory, garment illustration, [+]

Course Studies in Fashion in North America 2017. This intense but fun 4-week course meets in two back-to-back classes once per week. Students will learn the fundamentals of art design in the fashion industry. They will learn the importance of shape, light & shadow, color theory, garment illustration, and figure drawing through the exploration of different kinds of media such as pencils, color markers, architecture, graphics, collage and fabric. During this process, the students will learn how to apply the fundamentals to their own fashion designs and how to design a mini collection with flats and mood boards. Homework will be assigned, along with a final critique. Course Outline Pencil media - drawing basic shapes, studying light and shadow Exploration and discussion of color theory, working with markers, pencils and collage Drawing garments and details - skirts, pants, dresses, etc Rendering fabrics with markers, color pencils and other media Drawing the fashion figure (part 1) and exploring the body shape Drawing the fashion figure (part 2) adding clothing onto the fashion figure Gathering inspiration Developing an 8 piece mini collection Final presentation Course runs Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm or Wednesday Mornings, 10:00am - 1:00pm or Saturday Evenings, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Course Duration: 4 weeks Tools & Supplies Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 1 Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 5 Chartpak Ad Markers - Cool Gray 7 24-Pack Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Brush Tip Markers - Khaki 209 24-Pack Prismacolor Premier Double-Ended Brush Tip Markers - Pale Peach 207 Staedtler Lumograph Graphite Drawing & Sketching Pencils, Set of All 16 Degrees (100G19) Staedtler Mars 571 Set of 3 Shapes of French Curves, 57140WP Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser - Color: White 14x17 Bienfang Marker Paper 24-Pack Pastels Oil Pentel White Gouache 2 Fine Brushes Sketch Book 12-Pack Staedtler Pencils Prerequisites: No experience needed. Open registration.​ Instructor The extremely talented Daniel Mayorga studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Sacred Heart University. He also holds a degree in fashion design. Upon graduation, he interned at Kithe Brewster Inc., famous stylist to the stars. His clients ranged from Heidi Klum to Gwyneth Paltrow, Tyra Banks and the House Wives of Atlanta. Daniel is also an experienced and impassioned teacher, helping others achieve their fashion dreams. [-]

Fashion Design Fundamentals

Esaie Couture Design School
Campus Part time 4 weeks September 2017 USA Manhattan

This 4-week Intro to Fashion Design course is constructed for those with no prior expertise in the discipline. It allows students to get an overall understanding of the fundamentals required to begin a career as a fashion designer. [+]

This 4-week Intro to Fashion Design course is constructed for those with no prior expertise in the discipline. It allows students to get an overall understanding of the fundamentals required to begin a career as a fashion designer. And what better way to understand the skills and knowledge needed to become a success than learning from a talented fashion designer? Students will be given a hands-on, realistic approach to the world of fashion. For many, they may choose to continue on to the 6-Month Fashion Design course where students are afforded the opportunity to create their own garments, expand their portfolios and prepare themselves for a career in the fashion industry. Skills & Techniques Fashion History Market & Trend Research Basic design principles and fashion development skills Fabrication and color knowledge Fashion "flats" (hand drawing) Mood boards and design boards creation Course runs Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm or Wednesday Mornings, 10:00am - 1:00pm or Saturday Evenings, 4:30pm - 7:30pm Course Duration: 3 hours, 4 weeks (Once a week + lab time) Fabric & Supplies Fabric scissors Paper cutting scissors Drawing pencils & erasers Sketch pad Ruler Current fashion magazines Black foam core boards Glue, tape Prerequisites None! [-]

Pattern-Making & Draping

Esaie Couture Design School
Campus Part time 8 weeks July 2017 USA Manhattan

Learn how to create block sloper patterns using flat pattern-making techniques together with art form of draping. This course will give you all the basic skills you need to create bodices, sleeves, skirts and dresses. [+]

Course Studies in Fashion in North America 2017. Learn how to create block sloper patterns using flat pattern-making techniques together with art form of draping. This course will give you all the basic skills you need to create bodices, sleeves, skirts and dresses. On an industry dressform, you'll learn how to measure a body properly and create garments using draping skills and techniques. Then learn how to do simple changes to a basic pattern, aka the sloper (the fashion term for your basic pattern block). This 8-week course is ideal for those beginners or experienced sewers who lack this technical training. Within 8 weeks, you will build a foundation of slopers and pattern-making understanding that you will be able to utilize once you have completed the course. Once you master this art, design to your heart's content! Some designers perfect their work on the table using flat pattern alone. But you'll also learn the excitement of designing in 3D and seeing your ideas come to life right in front of your eyes through draping! Course runs Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Skills & Techniques Learn to accurately measure and fit the body form Understand the fundamental concepts of draping on a dress form Drape basic bodices, skirts, dresses Explore draping techniques Learn to draft personal slopers (block patterns) for bodice, skirt, sleeves, etc Learn to make pattern adjustments and alterations Complete finished production patterns Fabric & Supplies Muslin fabric (5 yards) Measuring tape Fabric scissors Paper-Cutting Scissors Thread Pins Seam Ripper Hand Needles Dot Pattern Paper Mechanical Pencil Clear Ruler L Square Ruler Hip Curve Ruler French Curve Ruler Magic Tape Prerequisites Some sewing experience If none, 3-hour Learn to Sew in a Day class recommended [-]

Dress making course

Esaie Couture Design School
Campus Part time 6 weeks Open Enrollment USA Manhattan

Make yourself a custom fit dress in 6 weeks! This class reveals the secrets of cutting from a commercial pattern, construction methods and foolproof fitting techniques to make the dress fit you, perfectly. Learn to be a dress maker! [+]

Make yourself a custom fit dress in 6 weeks! This class reveals the secrets of cutting from a commercial pattern, construction methods and foolproof fitting techniques to make the dress fit you, perfectly. Learn to be a dress maker! Course Outline Learn about fabrics and notions Learn to measure your body Learn to work with a commercial pattern Learn to prepare fabric for cutting Learn construction techniques Learn zipper insertion Learn proper pressing and finishing techniques Course Duration: 6 weeks, 3 hours, once per week Fabric & Supplies 1 1/2 yards cotton muslin fabric 2 1/2 yards fashion fabric (instructor will advise) Thread, measuring tape, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, a seam ripper, hand needles and Vogue pattern V8766 Prerequisites Some sewing machine experience is needed If none, 2-Hour Sew Simple Workshop or 4-Hour Learn to Sew in A Day is recommended [-]

Fashion & Luxury Goods Management

European School of Economics
Campus Part time 6 months January 2017 Spain Madrid United Kingdom London USA New York Italy Rome Milan Florence + 8 more

The aim of ESE Professional Programme in Fashion & Luxury Goods Management is to provide a focused and vocationally oriented education in specific aspects of Fashion & Luxury related disciplines, namely fashion research, marketing, trend forecasting, luxury goods management, brand management and retail management. [+]

Course Studies in Fashion in North America 2017. The fashion industry is a complex, growing and strongly competitive business sector. Becoming a leader in this fast evolving trade requires individuals to possess an extensive array of managerial skills, a high degree of strategic planning capabilities, interpersonal communications abilities and a creative approach to problem solving. The aim of ESE Professional Programme in Fashion & Luxury Goods Management is to provide a focused and vocationally oriented education in specific aspects of Fashion & Luxury related disciplines, namely fashion research, marketing, trend forecasting, luxury goods management, brand management and retail management. Working closely with key figures within the fashion and luxury goods industry, the programme will equip the students with an invaluable education and skills base. It will ensure that the candidates develop a competitive fashion business curriculum, allowing them to become the leading fashion innovators of tomorrow. Intake Dates: January, April, September Modules Offered*: Fashion Research, Marketing and Trend Forecasting Retail Management Brand Management E-Business & E-Commerce* *On the Milan campus only, the programme includes 5 modules (•Luxury Brands Management • Fashion Research, Marketing and Trend Forecasting • Buying and Merchandising • Retail Management • Consumer Behaviour) Total Course Hours: 165 hours Mode of Delivery: Each module entails one 3-hour session per week for a total of 15 weekly hours (Monday – Friday). Language of Instruction: English Assessment Mid Term Assessment (30%) Final Assessment (70%) (Students must have 80% attendance rate to qualify for final exam and certificate) Level of Instruction: Undergraduate Entry Requirements: Application form High-School Diploma or Undergraduate Degree Résumé / CV Intermediate command of the English language (TOEFL / IELTS is a plus) Photocopy of passport / ID document Three passport-sized photographs Non-refundable € 50.00 application fee Maximum number of Attendees: 30 (In order to provide a unique learning experience with a ratio between Professor to students, no more than 30 students will be admitted into this programme) Internship (optional): Upon successful completion of the programme participants may opt to take a 3-month internship fitted to their profile and career objectives. An assessment with the ESE Placement Officer will determine their eligibility for a placement.* Professional Opportunities: This course is aimed to students interested in careers in the fashion and luxury business. On completion of the course, participants will be prepared for careers in fashion magazines, show rooms, press offices, fashion houses and as freelance professional for styling agencies. The programme’s luxury component provides students with concrete knowledge of a vast variety of goods and services, such as jewellery, hotels, concierge services, real estate and so forth. Credits & Recognition: Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded an ESE Certification of successful completion of the programme. Application Process: in order to apply for the course, candidates are required to fill out an online application form and submit a non-refundable application with a fee of € 50.00. * Visa Regulations Permitting ** Subject to change according to each Campus [-]

Course: Jewellery Design

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Vancouver

Are you fascinated by the construction and composition of jewellery? Do you enjoy working with your hands and have an artistic edge? If so, our Jewellery Design Program will take your talent to the next level! [+]

Course: Jewellery Design Are you fascinated by the construction and composition of jewellery? Do you enjoy working with your hands and have an artistic edge? If so, our Jewellery Design Program will take your talent to the next level! Explore the art of metalworking and beading—one of the world’s most ancient art forms. Using concepts in jewellery design, students learn freehand drawing techniques to produce sketches and illustrations which are further enhanced with acquired skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Jewellery presentation and display techniques also give students an entrepreneurial edge. From producing to marketing a jewellery collection, students build a portfolio to illustrate their skills, talents and achievements so they may enter the job market with confidence. COURSE OBJECTIVES Develop the ability to transform jewellery concepts into jewellery pieces; Translate jewellery concepts into sketches and illustrations using freehand drawing techniques; Develop skills to design and construct fashion jewellery creations; Learn about the various materials available to create jewellery pieces; Learn the history of jewellery design and how culture influences fashion jewellery trends; Produce a collection of jewellery; Acquire skills to produce, manage, market, promote and present jewellery designs. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Artistically driven and talented; Enjoying working with your hands; Passionate about fashion and trends; Passion for hands-on work and the creative process. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission to a program leading to a diploma, you must meet one of the following criteria: Be 19 years of age or High School graduate; Working knowledge of the English language; Have an Interview with an Admissions Representative. CAREER POSSIBILITIES As a graduate, you could find work as a Jewellery Designer, Costume Design Accessory Consultant for theatre, film and television, Jewellery Manufacturer or as a Display Designer. BE A STUDENT FOR A DAY Come spend the day with our students and teachers. This is a unique opportunity to help you make a better choice about your education. It’s free of charge with no future obligations! PROGRAM LENGTH One year (three 15-week semesters). 20 hours per week. Total of 900 hours. SOFTWARES Adobe Creative Suite DIPLOMA Diploma program REQUIRED MATERIALS On the first day of class, the teacher will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the semester and then help find the best deals. [-]

Course: Fashion Merchandising

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Vancouver

If you are business-savvy, have a passion for fashion and a creative mind, the Fashion Merchandising Program will take your talent to the next level. [+]

Course Studies in Fashion in North America 2017. Course: Fashion Merchandising Fashion constitutes a multi-billion dollar industry and spans out across the four corners of the globe. If you are business-savvy, have a passion for fashion and a creative mind, the Fashion Merchandising Program will take your talent to the next level. From the local to the international arena, fashion merchandisers work for apparel retailers or wholesalers to develop, analyze and implement effective fashion marketing strategies. Graduates of this program not only buy, sell and promote fashion products but also grasp the fundamentals of the fashion industry, manipulate current computer software applications used in the field and produce professional visual displays. COURSE OBJECTIVES Produce professional visual displays of fashion products; Develop, analyze and implement effective marketing strategies; Forecast styles and trends; Evaluate target market needs; Buy, sell, promote and distribute fashion products; Plan, manage and promote a fashion show; Manage an operating budget. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Business savvy; Great communication skills; Passion for hands-on work and the creative process. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission to a program leading to a diploma, you must meet one of the following criteria: Be 19 years of age or High School graduate; Working knowledge of the English language; Passionate about fashion and trends; Have an Interview with an Admissions Representative. CAREER POSSIBILITIES As a graduate, you could find work with organizations that specialize in retail, as a Fashion Stylist Retail Buyer, Visual Merchandiser Fashion Importer, Store Planner, Fashion Marketing Supervisor Fashion Show Coordinator, Wholesale Agent or as a Fashion Promotion Events Coordinator. BE A STUDENT FOR A DAY Come spend the day with our students and teachers. This is a unique opportunity to help you make a better choice about your education. It’s free of charge with no future obligations! PROGRAM LENGTH One year (three 15-week semesters). 20 hours per week. Total of 900 hours. SOFTWARE Adobe Creative Suite DIPLOMA Diploma program REQUIRED MATERIALS On the first day of class, the teacher will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the semester and then help find the best deals. [-]

Course: Fashion Design

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time 1500 hours September 2017 Canada Vancouver

If you are passionate about fashion and full of creative & avant-guard ideas for your very own clothing collection, the Fashion Design Program will take your talent to the next level. [+]

Course: Fashion Design If you are passionate about fashion and full of creative & avant-guard ideas for your very own clothing collection, the Fashion Design Program will take your talent to the next level and provide you with the skills to succeed in such a riveting industry. Express your artistic talent through pattern & garment designs. Study the use of raw materials and analyze fashion trends. Graduates have a sound grasp of the history of fashion design and recognize how fashion impacts culture and society. This program reinforces job market realities by assisting the students in illustrating a design with such computer applications as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Macromedia Flash, developing a business plan and marketing their creations. COURSE OBJECTIVES Develop the ability to transform design ideas into garments; Learn the elements, principles and techniques of pattern drafting, draping, sewing and tailoring; Translate fashion concepts into sketches and illustrations using freehand drawing techniques; Learn the history of fashion design and how the economy, society and culture influence fashion trends; Learn to design, create, sell and market a design collection; Recognize job market realities. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Artistically driven and talented; Great communication skills; Passionate about fashion and trends; Passion for hands-on work and the creative process. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission to a program leading to a diploma, you must meet one of the following criteria: Be 19 years of age or High School graduate; Working knowledge of the English language; Have an Interview with an Admissions Representative. CAREER POSSIBILITIES As a graduate, you could find work with organizations that specialize in fashion, as a Fashion Designer Pattern Drafter, Costume Designer (theatre, print, television and film), Fashion Coordinator, Buyer, Researcher, Fashion Writer or as a Production Sewer. BE A STUDENT FOR A DAY Come spend the day with our students and teachers. This is a unique opportunity to help you make a better choice about your education. It’s free of charge with no future obligations! PROGRAM LENGTH One year and 8 months (five 15-week semesters). 20 hours per week. Total of 1500 hours. SOFTWARES Adobe Creative Suite DIPLOMA Diploma program REQUIRED MATERIALS On the first day of class, the teacher will provide you with a detailed list of the required materials for the semester and then help find the best deals. [-]

Short-Term Certificate Program in Luxury Goods Management

Legacy Business School
Campus Full time 6 months January 2017 USA New York Murray Hill + 1 more

The Short-Term Certificate Program in Luxury Goods Management teaches students innovative approaches to the best practices currently utilized in the field. [+]

Course Studies in Fashion in North America 2017. SHORT-TERM CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Legacy Business School’s Short-Term Certificate Programs have been created especially for managers, professionals and aspiring professionals who are seeking highly focused training and a shorter time to course completion. Application Fee: $75 Registration Fee: $100 Tuition: $33,890 Duration of Program: 6 Months LUXURY GOODS MANAGEMENT The Short-Term Certificate Program in Luxury Goods Management teaches students innovative approaches to the best practices currently utilized in the field. This includes strategies in branding (traditional and e-commerce), contemporary models of retail and distribution, and skills crucial to a successful career in Luxury Goods Management. [-]

Course: Fashion Intensive

Rennert English Language School
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 USA New York

This 4-week intensive Fashion program allows intermediate to advanced level English students to explore the exciting business of fashion. [+]

Course: Fashion Intensive Arts plus English This 4-week intensive Fashion program allows intermediate to advanced level English students to explore the exciting business of fashion. LIM College “Where Business Meets Fashion” is one of the most respected colleges of its kind. Students will attend LIM College classes each morning and get a hands-on look at the world of fashion through field trips to showrooms, fashion buying, trend spotting sessions, and guest lectures from industry professionals. Each week, students are expected to prepare a presentation on the material they learned. This program provides an overview into the various aspects of the business of fashion and allows students access to LIM College’s multi-site facilities. In the afternoons, students will attend Rennert’s Vacation ‘N Learn, Rapid Progress 20, or TOEFL Success courses for 16-20 lessons per week where you will improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills or prepare for the TOEFL exam in a communicative and fun environment. Program Highlights 16-20 lessons per week of English plus 15 hours per week of Fashion Small groups with a maximum of 10 students in the English class LIM College professors are experts in the industry and offer extensive hands-on experience Field trips to showrooms and trend spotting sessions Gain exposure to the exciting business of fashion Maximize progress in English with this dual-course program Certificates upon completion from both Rennert and LIM College if attendance requirements are met Course Key Facts Course Length 4 weeks Lesson per week 15 hour's Fashion 16 or 20 lessons English Entry requirements Intermediate to advanced Level of English (a qualifying pre-interview by Skype or phone is required) No previous fashion experience necessary Price $1350/4-week term plus cost of English Program F1 visa students Arts Plus hours are not counted toward total hours studied. Distance from school Classes in the same building as Rennert. Field trips around Manhattan. What you need to know to book this course: All students must have an intermediate level of English. A skype interview is required with a Rennert staff member to ensure the students English level is high enough before they will be accepted. No previous fashion experience required Students must provide their address in their home country for enrollment Fashion classes are held Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 12:30pm Fashion Intensive Sample Schedule (4 weeks total) [-]